What happens during a RevLite treatment?

I bet you’ve heard a lot of celebrities talk about it and you’ve seen billboards almost everywhere in the metro. What is this RevLite thing and what can it do for my skin? For years, women have searched for the perfect skin product that can address these common problems:

-Uneven skintone

-Huge pores

-Sunspots and freckles

-Fine lines, wrinkles

-Acne scars

While there are stellar products that can specifically address these skin problems (mind you, they’re pricey too. You have to pay good money for excellent quality right?), we also have to remember that we all have different skin types and skin needs. It can be tricky to find a skin care product that really works with one’s skin, meaning no allergies, no nasty side effects. Thank God for advancements in dermatology! If store-bought products don’t work, your dermatologist might have the perfect skin technology for you. RevLite is a skin laser technology administered by top dermatologists.  RevLite is considered the gold-standard in treating Asian skin. I’ve been a RevLite user since last year and I’d say I’m very much satisfied with the results.


How often should I go for a RevLite treatment? My dermatologist, Dra. Joan Clarence says every 2-3 weeks. I actually appreciate that she makes me kulit about my RevLite schedule because I know I’d only be able to see the results and maximise the benefits if I follow the regular schedule. Still, it depends on what your skin concern is. Freckles and sunspots can usually disappear after 2-3 sessions, while tattoos, birthmarks, fine lines and wrinkles will entail more sessions.

Which parts can RevLite be used? Almost any body part covered with skin (except your eyes for obvious reasons).

How long does a RevLite session last? 20-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated and skin concern being addressed.

What should I do before and after a RevLite session? It is not recommended that you wash or put any creams on the treated area for at least 6 hours after the RevLite session. If you’re having your face treated, you’ll have to make sure you wash it clean, removing all traces of make-up and dirt or better yet, have a facial done before the session.

Will it hurt? No but you’ll have to get used to the tingling sensation as the RevLite wand hovers over your skin. The smell might get a little unsettling but trust your dermatologist that she won’t burn your skin. Only dermatologists who are certified and trained by Cynosure (manufacturer of RevLite) can perform the treatment.

How much will it cost? A session begins at around P4,000. You can save more by getting the packages which are bundled with freebies.

Call Clarence Center to find out more about RevLite: 8972348 | 09065459628 | 09985733348.

PRODUCT REVIEW: Pond’s Flawless White BB Cream

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Initial review: I was quite impressed with the smooth and light formulation. It went on really well on my skin and had a smooth finish. The smell is pleasant but not overpowering.

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How did it work with other products? It blended really well with my Ellana mineral powder. I did notice that I tend to get oily at noon time so the product slides off or looks cakey. Just retouch with a small amount on the spots that really need it.

The downside: PIMPLE BREAKOUT. I thought I found my new favorite BB cream but after five days, I started getting pimples! I initially blamed stress and PMS for the breakouts but I’ve been sleeping early, exercising regularly and eating healthy. So off I went to my dermatologist and she recommended Epiduo to dry out the pimples. Still, I observed that new pimples (that were huge and painful) would appear even after my period. Prior to using the product, I’ve never had a breakout. Heck even as a commuting college student, I’d just get a pimple or two during finals season but never a breakout like this. 

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THE VERDICT

Coverage ♥♥♥

Formulation ♥♥♥

Scent ♥♥♥♥

Staying Power ♥♥♥

The product clearly, isn’t a good match for my skin. I’m not saying it won’t work for you. This is why I really support product sampling. I’ve been partners with Sample Room for a few years now and I love that they continuously bring in new products for members to try (in sample or sometimes in full sizes) before buying and committing to a product. What may work for some people may not necessarily work for you. You have to factor in your skin type, your activities and even certain ingredients you’re allergic to.

Shiseido’s 2nd International Beauty Fair

In celebration of Women’s Month, global brand Shiseido staged another institutionalised event that revolved around the theme of “empowering women through beauty”. Gone are the days when people would raise their brows on women who had a huge interest in make-up and skin care. Thanks to our quick-paced online world, more people have been “schooled” via online magazines, beauty blogs and videos, making them realise that if they put a little effort into looking good, it can make a huge difference in the way they carry themselves. I’ve always believed that if you take good care of your skin and know the right kind of make-up that plays up your assets, it does wonders for your confidence.

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